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    Gold Coast
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    Currumbin Creek - Gold Coast
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  • 1. Beaches.

    I am not one for busy crowded beaches, I prefer ones with less people, but still with the Life Savers on patrol for my safety, OR still water ones. Some of the quiet Beaches are The Spit, Main Beach,...

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  • 2. Theme Parks.

    WANT TO SAVE MONEY? Who doesn't, especially when on holidays! CHECK OUT THESE MONEY...

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  • 3. Bird / Animal Parks.

    At the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, you can either watch the Lorikeet's feed for FREE, or for a small donation, buy a plate of Lorikeet food [Wombaroo milk] to feed, this will be re-filled for NO...

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  • 4. Shopping.

    YOU HAVE WRITTEN YOUR POST CARD, AND NOW WANT TO BUY THE STAMP AND POST IT....... Don't worry, there are a number of Post Offices on the Gold Coast. They provide more than Stamps these days! Their...

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  • 5. National Parks.

    The Natural Arch is a stand alone attraction and very popular. It's about a 45 minute drive from Surfers along a scenic drive that makes the trip doubly worthwhile. The short walk down to the...

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  • 7. EMERGENCIES & IMPORTANT NUMBERS

    In the case of an emergency, where you may needPOLICE, FIRE OR AMBULANCE, dial 000.The operator will ask relevant questions, and arrange an appropriate response...

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  • 8. The canal developments and marinas

    Actually, it’s interesting that there is a section of the Gold Coast which is largely free of the high-rise blight. It’s at the northern end, beyond Southport...

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  • 9. Wandering around Surfers Paradise

    Strange that VT expects whatever I add here is a "Favourite Thing"! Surfers is a great place for people-watching as I have mentioned, but it’s also interesting...

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  • 10. Southport

    Top-One Restaurant, Mount Tamborine, Stumbling upon a Thai Buddhist temple with a monastic community in Nerang. Southport is the de-facto capital of the Gold...

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  • 11. The best and worst of Gold Coast

    Three things that impressed me most:1. An efficient transport system2. Clean public toilets3. Strangers can be nice and polite to one anotherThree things that...

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  • 12. Gold Coast Mixed Culture

    I saw many people come here. Japanese, Chinese, Korean and of course Australians. When I stay here, I saw many Chinese people, mandarin sound. So here is mixed...

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  • 13. Schoolies week/s in November!

    As another fellow local has suggested to me, a good time to stay away from central Surfers Paradise is the end of year during 'Schoolies weeks' . This usually...

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  • 14. Clean air, clear water....

    I think the most impressive feature of the Gold Coast is the fact that you notice the difference in the air and water. Going down to Surfers Paradise Beach on a...

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  • 15. Slip Slop Slap

    The sun down under can be fiercely hot and unrellenting causing one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. The Slip Slop Slap campaign started way...

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  • 16. The culture of the new

    It's rare to see any old buildings in Surfers Paradise. The post WWII boom, particularly in the 70's and 80's saw prices and buildings rocket, both in an upward...

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  • 17. So much to do on the Gold Coast!!!

    Visit the theme parks.Walk up Mt Warning.Stroll along a beach at sunrise.Picnic on a beach at sunset.Go see Currumbin Bird Santuary for the day.Shop at Pacific...

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  • 18. Say "hi" to high rise

    I'm not sure it's my favourite thing but it is certainly an unavoidable thing. I can remember back in the 60's and 70's when this was the crane capital of...

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  • 19. Lovely view of the beach in the evening

    One day, we were taking a stroll along the Surfers Paradise beach, when suddenly black clouds built up. It seemed as if it was going to rain. I took out my...

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  • 20. Lovely views of the beach from our hotel room

    The hotel (Surfers Pacific Tower) where we were staying in Surfers Paradise had lovely views of the beach from every room including the kitchen. I would sit in...

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  • 21. Lovely views of the beach from our hotel room

    The hotel (Surfers Pacific Tower) where we were staying in Surfers Paradise had lovely views of the beach from every room including the kitchen. I would sit in...

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  • 22. State Flag of Queensland

    The Queensland state flag was created as a colonial flag - a British Blue Ensign with the badge of the colony added to the blue field. Because some of the...

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  • 23. Beware Schoolies time.

    At the end of November each year, thousands of finishing high school students decend on the Gold Coast to celebrate finishing school. During this time, some...

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  • 24. Some quick info

    Cruise the waterways of the sunny Gold Coast on your own private houseboat from Broadwater Houseboats. Your Broadwater Houseboats vessel gives you the...

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  • 25. Go surfing/bodyboarding....

    Go surfing/bodyboarding, bungee jumping, hike through the Hinterland, visit the theme parks for your dose of rides, eat plenty of seafood and tropical fruit,...

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